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Re: severity for bugs in ignoring TMP/TMPDIR?

On 02/05/2012 12:22 PM, Alastair McKinstry wrote:
> On 2012-02-05 11:04, Sune Vuorela wrote:
>> On 2012-02-05, Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> wrote:
>>> If I notice that software in Debian is ignoring TMP/TMPDIR (since I use
>>> libpam-tmpdir), what severity should I file the resulting bugs at?
>> wishlist?
>> /Sune
> Depends on how bit the files it uses in tmpdir. I've a bug in some code
> i'm using
> ( a  FUSE filesystem that uses a cache in /tmp) that runs as root, that
> at times places
> arbitrarily large files (in my workflow, 5-100 GB) in /tmp, which is on
> the root filesystem.

Well, probably you might want to move /tmp away from your root fs...

> When a process accesses a 100 GB file it overflows / . So I needed to
> get it to use an alternate $TMPDIR.
> Ignoring $TMPDIR is a critical severity bug for me.

... and then it is just wishlist again. Having /tmp on / is as bad as
having /var/log on / on busy machines.

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